Education Beyond the Walls

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES 


Nomads & Nones: What the Church can Learn from the Spiritual But Not Religious

February 11, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Mike Clawson

What if religious people saw the “Spiritual But Not Religious” phenomenon not as a threat, but as an opportunity to learn and grow? Come to this interactive workshop as we uncover the important insights and valuable critiques this growing demographic has to offer the church today.

Registration fee: $60 (lunch included)

Qualifies for .8 units of continuing education.

Recommended for pastors, educators, church leaders

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service

February 17, 11:10 a.m.

Location:  Shelton Chapel

Our preacher for this service will be Dr. Larry L. Earvin, President of Huston-Tillotson University, and the Huston-Tillotson University Choir will be singing. Afterward, the Seminary community is invited to join together for lunch in Stotts Hall with Dr. Earvin and members of the Huston-Tillotson Choir, and invited guest.


Preparing for Holy Week

February 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Christians often tell the story of Holy Week with the Pharisees as evil antagonists. This telling obscures the more complex reality of the relationship between Jesus and leaders of his Jewish community. Come and expand your knowledge as you make the journey toward Holy Week.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost:  $40 (Lunch included)

Qualifies for .4 CEUs.

(Contact beyondthewalls@austinseminary.edu.)

Recommended for: Clergy and all persons of faith

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On the Road

March 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Shreveport, Louisiana

March 6, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Presenter: The Reverend Dr. Paul Hooker

Many communions turn for theological grounding not only to Scripture but also to confessional statements that arise from previous eras. Many of these statements reflect cultural assumptions that may not apply in the 21st century Church. What is the role these confessional statements play—or should play—in the process of deciding controversial issues before the life of the Church? As the Church faces issues of sexuality and morality, do these confessional statements help or hinder?

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